As a healthcare worker, you do a manual job every day. You’re often expected to do a lot of heavy lifting and manual handling while also running around all day. There are any number of ways that this can result in sustaining an injury while you’re at work.
While it may not seem like a traditionally dangerous job, there are a number of risks that come with working in this sector and an injury can be completely debilitating. Below are some of the common types of injury a healthcare sector worker might experience.
Injuries from heavy lifting
There are lots of tasks that require you as a healthcare worker to carry out heavy lifting. Moving and repositioning patients can be a difficult and repetitive task. When coupled with moving beds or furniture around, there’s every possibility of strains, aches and pains as a result.
Trips, slips and falls
In a hospital, there are often many hazards around for you to watch out for. It may be that there are liquids on the floor that have not been cleaned up immediately which are invisible to you while you’re busy running around doing your job. There are also often wires and other objects around that can be tripped over. This can cause minor injuries but can also result in broken bones or fractures as well as head injuries.
Being injured at work can impact your life in every way. If it leaves you unable to carry out your job, this can cause financial worries that you shouldn’t have to experience. A claim for worker’s compensation can offer you assistance with the bills while you recuperate.